View Poll Results: What Should the Republican Party Focus On?

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  • Fiscal Conservatism

    46 92.00%
  • Social Conservatism

    8 16.00%
  • National Defense

    12 24.00%
  • Nationalism

    5 10.00%
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Thread: How to Revive the Republican Party

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by FallingPianos View Post
    There has been a lot of talk recently about the soul-searching the republican party is doing, after its losses last election.

    What do you think republicans need to focus on, in order to win back its appeal?

    Fiscal Conservatism - balancing the budget, small government, ending corporate bailouts, ending certain social programs.

    Social Conservatism - opposition to same-sex marriage, abortion, and other hot button issues.

    National Defense - increase military spending and recruitment, more aggressive international policies.

    Nationalism - oppose multiculturalism, english as an official language, more immigration control.

    Fiscal Conservatism - balancing the budget, small government, ending corporate bailouts, ending certain social programs.
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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    real fiscal conservatism down to a personnel culture of not living beyond your means whilst encouraging entrepreneurship through lower taxes.small government but small but good governance.
    The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Fiscal Conservatism - balancing the budget, small government, ending corporate bailouts, ending certain social programs.
    Just saying, but I don't like how some of the Republicans are trying to say that they are always against bailouts for political reasons.

    We really did need them for the banks or we could of had a depression. Sure, they are crappy and they could have been bettere, but we need to be realists.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Fiscal Conservatism - balancing the budget, small government, ending corporate bailouts, ending certain social programs.
    Ending ALL unconstitutional social programs.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by nerv14 View Post
    Just saying, but I don't like how some of the Republicans are trying to say that they are always against bailouts for political reasons.

    We really did need them for the banks or we could of had a depression. Sure, they are crappy and they could have been bettere, but we need to be realists.
    The bad banks didn't need a bailout, they needed to die. You can blame mark to market on a lot of the problem, but mark to market was a known that the banks should have managed to. They didn't. The good parts of the dead banks would have been assumed by others. The bad parts should have been put to rest.

    We live (at least so far) in a capitalist society. The market rules. The bad banks were only too happy to write bad loans because Barney Frank and Chris Dodd said they should. But the still sound banks had no part of their charade. In the end it all comes back to the market. Let the market do what it does best.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by nerv14 View Post
    Just saying, but I don't like how some of the Republicans are trying to say that they are always against bailouts for political reasons.

    We really did need them for the banks or we could of had a depression. Sure, they are crappy and they could have been bettere, but we need to be realists.
    We didn't need them for the banks.

    Last time I read the Constitution, the FHA is illegal.

    Without the FHA, there'd have been no Fannie-Mae nor Freddie-Mac, and thus no underhanded manipulation of the banking industry by the Democrats.

    Without the underhanded manipulation, there'd have been no need for a bailout.

    Any banking failure would have been a local failure. That's the tragedy of the unconstitutional Federal Reserve System.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasPaine View Post
    The bad banks didn't need a bailout, they needed to die. You can blame mark to market on a lot of the problem, but mark to market was a known that the banks should have managed to. They didn't. The good parts of the dead banks would have been assumed by others. The bad parts should have been put to rest.

    We live (at least so far) in a capitalist society. The market rules. The bad banks were only too happy to write bad loans because Barney Frank and Chris Dodd said they should. But the still sound banks had no part of their charade. In the end it all comes back to the market. Let the market do what it does best.
    We live in a formerly free, formerly capitalist society which has been undermined for nearly a century by interfering lefties gradually wedging the blunt fat fingers of government between the seller and the buyer, so that even before Obamanomics there was more government than freedom in our markets.

    So yes, I agree fully the banks should have been allowed to collapse, and yes, the Detroit car companies with their full complement of parasitic union employees that have ruined this country, should have been allowed to fail.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by nerv14 View Post
    Saying anyone who votes for Obama is not America sounds kind of authoritarian to me. Just saying.
    So?

    It's the right thing to say, because it's true.

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    There is a difference from someone who is dumb enough to vote for Obama, but they really do like him, and people who don't like McCain but don't have the principles to not vote for him. They are both bad in different ways.
    No.

    McCain is just a RINO.

    Obama is an avowed socialist.

    It's the difference between a smallpox innoculation and catching the real disease from Peace Prize winning Russian dictators.

    Quote Originally Posted by nerv14 View Post
    I agree that people who vote for someone just because of their party are harmful voters though, which puts alot of Republicans who voted for McCain under that catagory too.
    No.

    One party at least tries to promote ideas and ideals that are beneficial for the United States, regardless of the individual candidate that may be nominated in any given year.

    The Democrats are not that party. In the past, in my lifetime, the Democrats have elected:

    A callow senator with too few years of experience who then caused the deaths of thousands at the Bay of Pigs, and who later through his incompetence almost started a nuclear war with the Soviet Union.

    A corrupt President from Texas who deliberately lied, on a scale that makes any ridiculous claims the Democrats want to whine about for Bush look llike a kid caught stealing candy, to get us into a pointless war that produced 56,000 casualties, who was such an awful president he declined to run for a second full term.

    A total idiot who couldn't figure out that America's future wasn't going to be one of Less is More, not if the voters had anything to say about it, and who couldn't figure out that bombing Tehran was the only response open to dealing with the criminal regime there.

    Then the Democrats elected a known liar, a proven rapist, who loathed the military.

    Now they've elected an avowed socialist and experienced teleprompter reader....who has EVEN LESS experience than the boob that invaded the Bay of Pigs. And this boob is running around APOLOGIZING all over the place.

    Nothing good comes from Democrats in high office.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    To paraphrase someone, "Forgive them, for they know not what they do."

    Cult members usually do what their Messiah tells them without question or even understanding why they do it.


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    To cite another prophet, I believe it was Norman Schwarzkopf, or maybe some unidentified Marine....

    ....It's not our job to forgive them, it's our job to arrange a meeting for them with the guy who volunteered for that job.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    To cite another prophet, I believe it was Norman Schwarzkopf, or maybe some unidentified Marine....

    ....It's not our job to forgive them, it's our job to arrange a meeting for them with the guy who volunteered for that job.
    I was talking about Prez Doofus voters/supporters in the quoted post. I assume you are not in this post.


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